ARC produces theatre on land that has held stories and storytellers for thousands of years. Tkaronto is the traditional territory of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples. The region is covered by Treaty 13 signed with the Mississaugas of the Credit, and the Williams Treaties signed with multiple Mississaugas and Chippewa bands.
We acknowledge we are privileged to create work on this stolen land. As a company, we are striving to be accountable to these lands and their original caretakers. The settlers and newcomers in the organization commit to interrogating the colonial practices that continue to oppress Indigenous peoples in our community; we are working collectively to identify our actions moving forward with this goal.
We recognize the enduring presence of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples on these lands, and all those who have come before—acknowledged and unacknowledged, recorded and unrecorded.